Thanks for coming by. I hope you have a wonderful day.
Thanks for coming by. I hope you have a wonderful day.
Good Sunday morning. I ordered several of the new Lawn Fawn dies from Ellen Hutson earlier this week and couldn’t wait to play with them. I love making little scene projects and the new coordinating pop-up dies create so many different opportunities. My project today was made using the Stitched Hillside Pop-up, Flower Hillside Pop-up, Grassy Hillside Pop-up, Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait and I added the Impression Obsession Bunny Set and Butterfly Set to finish my scene. All of these coordinating pop-up dies have tabs built right into the die and made to use inside the card to create fun dimensional projects. I couldn’t resist using on the front of my card and it was easy to remove the tabs. I love that they can be used inside or out.
I have loved using the Tiny Check designer paper for my backgrounds lately. It seems to add a happy feeling to the project. I cut the paper to fit on the front of my A2 sized card base and attached it with ATG adhesive. The leafy tree was cut using Kraft cardstock and I removed the outer frame so I could let it be standing free in the scene. I misted it with water until it quite damp and applied the brown ink by swiping the ink pad directly over the cardstock and dried with my heat gun. I attached the leaves to the branches with glossy accents. I cut tiny thin strips of mounting tape and attached to the tips of the tree limbs and upper back of the tree trunk and attached it to the card base. I attached the lower part of the trunk flat to the card base so it wouldn’t get in the way of my hillside sections. I cut the stitched hillside layer and grassy hillside layer in green and the flower hillside in white. I colored the flower stems and flowers using Memento markers. The flower hillside set comes with extra flowers and I cut several, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the flower heads using glossy accents. I left the tulip flowers as a single layer.
I attached the grassy hillside layer flat to the back of the flower hillside layer using ATG adhesive. I attached mounting tape to the back of those two sections and attached them to the card base. I applied mounting tape to the back of the hillside layer and attached it to the flower layer. I I colored the bunny using a mini applicator and antique linen and vintage photo inks and added a couple tiny leaves and a flower to his neck and attached him in the scene with mounting tape. I added the butterflies in the scene for the finishing touch. I applied clear Wink of Stella to all the flowers and butterflies but it doesn’t really show up well in the pictures.
If you have any of the new Lawn Fawn products on your wish list you will want to hop over to Ellen’s to take advantage of the 10% off on all in stock Lawn Fawn products. The sale ends tonight. Thanks for coming by today. I hope you have a great Sunday.
Card size: 5.50" x 4.25"
Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Fun with Flowers” design team challenge. My project today was made using the Small Flourish Background, Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames, Spring Wreath, Foliage and Tiny Flowers.
I started by attaching the frame and flourish background together using double stick tape. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back border of the frame, one larger piece right in the middle of the flourish background and a few small pieces behind a few key leaves and attached it to the card base. I attached the oval piece right over top of the center mounting tape to use as a base for my floral arrangement. I cut several of the flowers from the Spring Wreath set, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached two larger flower sections and one tiny flower together with glossy accents. I cut and formed lots of Tiny Flowers and cut two sections of Foliage and cut them in smaller pieces.
I created a base for the flowers by arranging and attaching the foliage pieces on the oval base with glossy accents. The three flowers were attached to the foliage base with glossy accents. Once the flowers were secure I tucked a few more pieces of foliage around them to fill in. The tiny flowers were attached to multiple places on the flourish background. I love the lavender and white color combination but I had a really hard time getting good clear pictures.
Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.
Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)
Card Size: 5.50" x 4.25"
Good Wednesday morning. I have so much fun creating little scenes on my card fronts. For my project today I used the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop and cut it down a little to fit inside a frame made using Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and layered over a gingham background using the Scalloped Rectangle Stackables. I used the My Favorite Things Birdhouses set and the Impression Obsession Cardinals, Tiny Flowers, Small Grass Border and Foliage set to complete the scene.
I cut a gingham scalloped layer and another scalloped layer using white cardstock. I applied double stick tape to the back of the gingham and attached it to the white layer. I wanted to pop the gingham layer up on the card base with strips of mounting tape and knew the gingham paper was too thin used alone. I cut the tree using Kraft cardstock, lightly misted it with water and then applied Vintage Photo ink by swiping the ink pad directly over the paper. I cut the fancy scalloped layer and used a Nesting Rectangle die to cut the frame opening. I trimmed the tree frame off to fit inside the frame and attached it to the back of the frame using double stick tape. I attached the grass border to the back of the frame using double stick tape, then applied thin strips of mounting tape on all four side of the frame and attached it to the gingham layer.
I attached the leaves to the tree limbs and the foliage sections around the grass border with glossy accents. The tiny flowers were formed using my stylus and molding pad and attached to the leaves and foliage using glossy accents. The birdhouse was assembled using tan woodgrain and red cardstock. The birdhouse post was hand cut with deckle scissors and attached to the card base with double stick tape. The birdhouse was attached over the post using tiny pieces of mounting tape. The cardinals were attached in the scene with tiny pieces of cardstock.
Be sure and check out Ellen Hutson’s Lawn Fawn sale. There are so many new things to see.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Wednesday.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”
Good Tuesday morning. My project today was made using the new Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair and the new Penny Black Graceful Greenery paired with the My Favorite Things Pierced Square Frames and Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers. The lavender frame mat was cut using a square Nestabilities.
I started by attaching the two square frames together with double stick tape and then attached it to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape. I cut three sections of the Graceful Greenery and lightly formed the leaves using my stylus and molding pad. I arranged two of the whole greenery sections around the top of the frame and attached them with glossy accents. I cut the third section into a couple pieces and attached with glossy accents.
I formed the tiny flowers with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the greenery with glossy accents. I cut one lavender and one dark purple hummingbird. I applied rolled up glue dots to the back of the lavender bird and attached it over top of the purple bird and offsetting it slightly to create a dark outline. I thought the purple outline would allow the bird to show up better against the white background.
I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out but I love the flow of the greenery and flowers around the frame. I think the hummingbird image is beautiful. Next time I will try my hand at applying at coloring it.
Enabler Alert: Ellen Hutson is holding a 10% off sale on Lawn Fawn products this week.
Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.
Card size: 4.50” square